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  • Weldelphus, King of the Thüringians (Fictitious Person) (c.360 - c.408)
    Ben M. Angel notes: To save others from further embarrassment: However, Justin Swanström cautions: The ethnogenesis of the Turingi has been studied for a generation and is relatively well understoo...
  • Dôn verch Mathonwy, {Fictitious, Mabinogion} (c.-2 - c.62)
    According to Harleian MS 3958, Beli Mawr was husband to Anna (who may be a confabulation of Dôn), a "near kinswoman of the Virgin Mary." A medieval tradition identifies her as a sister (or daughter) of...
  • Sune Sverkersson Sik (1132 - c.1220)
    KINGS of SWEDEN [1133]-1222 (FAMILY of SVERKER) Project MedLands Sweden SVERKER, son of --- (-murdered 24/25 Dec 1156). Sverker's parentage is not known. According to Saxo Grammaticus, he was "of...
  • Fale Olofsson Bure, {FICT} (1415 - 1460)
    "Fale Olofsson Bure, {FICT}" (allaged birth date about 1420) should not be confused with "Fale Farteng Unge Bure (FICT)" (born about 1280). The existence of the first is unlikely, as shown in recent DN...

Many invented and fictional people have been inserted into genealogical collections, generally as part of an attempt to fill in the blanks, but also to connect cultures and justify claims to an ancient history.

Profiles for invented and fictional people often become battleground among genealogists.

Purpose

This project collects and identifies people for whom no historical evidence exists.

Categories

  • Arthurian Fiction - people who are medieval inventions from the many stories of Arthurian romance.
  • Early Flemish Genealogy - medieval fictions in in Flanders and surrounding areas.
  • Early Frisian Genealogy - medieval fictions in Holland and surrounding areas.
  • Frankish Fiction - people who are the invention of medieval Frankish chronicles.
  • Greek Mythology - characters from Greek mythology. These will often, but not always, overlap Roman mythology.
  • Irish Fiction - characters from Irish mythology, including the Lebor Gabála Érenn.
  • Mabinogion
  • Modern Fiction - people who appear to have been invented in the 19th and 20th centuries, including those invented by genealogical forgers and con men.
  • Norse Mythology - characters from Norse (Scandinavian) mythology.
  • Odin's Kin - descents from the Norse and Germanic god Odin or Woden.
  • Roman Mythology - characters from Rome mythology. These will often, but not always, overlap Greek mythology.
  • Shakespeare's History - genealogy in William Shakespeare's plays.
  • Welsh Mythology - characters from Welsh mythology.

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